I purchased this heater because it is not 7ft tall like the gas ones. Also because the gas reportedly only lasts for 3 hrs. This is an attractive addition to the covered patio but really does not throw much heat. I guess it’s more suited for mild spring or fall nights.
I like the fact the pole is telescoping, but it really doesn't put out as much heat as I thought it would. I'm super short so it was hard to get warm, I'm sure if your taller it could work well for you. It's very well made and the only thing you have to be super carful about is the heating bulb, it's glass and very fragile